Uyo – Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has declared the existing unity in Akwa Ibom State as non-negotiable.
Emmanuel, who made the remarks in Uyo on Tuesday after swearing in the new Secretary to State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem at Government House Uyo, said he was poised to bring together the whole state irrespective of tribes as part of his government’s political inclusiveness agenda.
The governor, who said the greatest asset God has given to Akwa Ibom is her people, maintained that it is the people that will make the difference once they all come together.
He assured that he will do everything possible to ensure that every part of the state has a sense of belonging, saying “I enjoin you to celebrate these mutually inclusive tendencies and put those naysayers, to shame that we will never be derailed from the path of unity we collectively swore to uphold.”
He charged Dr. Ekuwem on the huge expectations of the government from the people who came to witness the event, reminding him that he must work to justify the reason for his appointment which was mainly to add value to the government industrialization process.